A national sleep study conducted by SleepBetter.org discovered that Americans need to get more sleep. Not only are the losing precious hours of slumber, but they are also desperately seeking information on how to remedy the situation.
Survey Discoveries by the Numbers
As a whole, the survey confirmed the fact that there is an epidemic of sleeplessness in this country. However, it revealed somewhat startling facts about just how widespread the problem is.
- 32 percent of Americans (just less than one-third) rate their quality of sleep as good or better.
- Nearly half of Americans are still searching for the perfect mattress or pillow.
- 75 percent of Americans believe they are not getting enough sleep.
- 68 percent of those surveyed were actively looking for ways to improve their sleep.
These numbers indicate the full scope of the sleep problem plaguing our nation.
Why are So Many People Losing Sleep?
According to the survey there are many reasons people are losing sleep. Among the top three contenders are:
Of course these are the mental things weighing heavily upon their minds. Other things that could be making it difficult for people to fall asleep are environmental. These are the things people can, and do, change.
How Can You Get More Sleep?
This is the big questions inquiring minds want the answer to. There are many things you can do to improve not only the number of hours you sleep, but also the quality of sleep you get during those hours.
Lower the Temp. Turns out that the best temperature for sleeping is a cool one. People are able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer in rooms that are cool. In addition to lowering the thermostat, consider bedding, pillows, and mattresses, like PlushBeds Botanical Bliss 100 percent natural latex mattresses, that wick moisture away from the skin to help keep you cool throughout the night.
86 the Electronics. It’s time to kick the electronics out of the bedroom for good. This included televisions, mobile phones, iPods, iPads, Kindle Fires, laptops, and more. Your bedroom is a room that should be used for romance and sleep. It should be a sanctuary and not a place to watch television, work, or communicate throughout the night.
Find Your Ideal Mattress and Pillow. It’s important to find a mattress and pillow that offers the right combination of support and comfort for your personal preferences and the way you sleep. Every person’s body needs something a little different when it comes to comfort, firmness, and support.
PlushBeds offers a wide range of mattresses in varying degrees of firmness and we are confident we have a mattress that will meet your needs. We can even accommodate diverse needs if you and your partner have different preferences regarding firmness and support.
While it’s comforting to know you’re not alone when it comes to not getting enough sleep, the greater comfort will come when you’re actually getting the sleep you need night after night. The steps mentioned above are a great beginning.
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